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The Public Papers And Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt

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The Public Papers And Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, signed by President Roosevelt to his first female political appointment in Washington, DC, Miss Katherine C. Blackburn.

Thick octavo, [five volumes], xliii, 911pp; xxi, 622pp; xx, 564pp; xix, 675pp; xxiv, 721pp. Blue cloth, title printed on spine, light wear tips of spine. Top edge dyed blue. Publisher’s first state dust jackets, with $3.00 price on each volume, light wear at edges, a few short closed tears, bright examples. Housed in the publisher’s slipcase, title on spine affixed to label, soiling to panels. (Halter T-657)

Inscribed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Volume I: “for Katherine C. Blackburn, from her friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt.”

Beginning in 1921, former Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, was appointed Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, where he first met Miss Katherine C. Blackburn. Shortly after Roosevelt assumed the presidency, he called upon Ms. Blackburn to run the Office of Press Intelligence, a central clearing house for press information in the legislative branch. This would eventually become the Office of Government Reports, with Ms. Blackburn serving as director through World War II. By 1948, she joined the staff of the Democratic National Committee, as Director of Women’s Activities. She passed away in 1972 in Washington, D.C.

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